Vision Statement of CMS on Preservation of the Environment

CMS, as an educational institution with a difference, will strive to make a significant contribution to the protection of the environment and conservation of natural resources, through its students, teachers, other employees, alumni and parents. It will seek to involve neighbouring communities around its twenty campuses to help make the city of Lucknow green, clean and eco-friendly.

It will work through affordable, reliable and professional methods to achieve more responsible use of natural resources. By changing its 53,000 students' mindsets in favour of sustainable living, it hopes to make a meaningful environmental impact at the state, national and international levels.

Letter of Invitation

Dear Sir/Madam,

Greetings and best regards from City Montessori School, Gomtinagar Extension, Lucknow, India.

City Montessori School, Gomtinagar Extension is enthused to announce the 4th Biennial International Environment Olympiad, 2019. We request your gracious presence and participation at the event. The IEO is a platform to instill and spread the firm resolve of preserving and protecting Nature for a prosperous and peaceful world. It is a celebration of the symbiotic bond between humans and Nature.

We are grateful to the participants of the previous IEO for giving us an opportunity to create a stimulating environment for expression and effective implementation of our aim to safeguard the environment. The 4th IEO would be a similar endeavor at inculcating the values, ethics and zeal of Nature protection and guardianship in young minds. As the selfless and ever patient Nature faces distress due to causes of our own making, it is high time that we come together as one to requite its benign embrace upon us all.

Let us invigorate each other in this conviction at the 4th IEO from 12th to 15th December, 2019.

We extend our invitation to all future friendly schools to send a team of 10 students (5 from junior section, classes VIII – X, 5 from senior section, classes XI-XII) to participate in the 4th IEO and renew our promise that we are not separate from Nature. As time goes on she will evolve but will we?

We extend a special invitation to the Principal of the participating school to grace the occasion as our Guest of Honour. We hope to receive your confirmation of participation by 10th August 2019 and the duly filled registration form by 5th September 2019.

Ms Manjit Batra
Convenor IEO
City Montessori School
Gomti Nagar Campus II
Mrs Sangeeta Banerjee
Co-Convenor IEO
City Montessori School
Gomti Nagar Campus II


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About International Environment Olympiad (IEO)

There are good reasons to believe that wisdom grew from wilderness. The profits reaped from nature have been ploughed into increasing the complications of human life. Each new conquest of nature has led to the introduction of new elements into human society. Technology multiplies its products prodigiously, supported by economic theories that encourage the expansion of human wants and needs.

The belief in continuous growth is part of the basic ideology of conventional social and economic thought, but little attention is paid to the character or direction of that growth. New elements are added almost at random, with little thought for their integration with other elements. As Alice said of Wonderland, "things just get complicateder and complicateder."

The 3rd IEO is an initiative to bring together young voices who can be trained to respond to Nature's wisdom call and sing back to her their own songs , so that there is a first-hand and powerful transformation of bodies, minds, and spirits.

Let's unite for our children to again grow up a little dirtier but a lot happier.

Mrs. Sushama Rajkumar
Secretary IEO, City Montessori School
Gomti Nagar Campus II

The Man: Why do you grow so tall, way up there in the sky?

The Tree: I love the heights that are clean and free, where the lonely eagles fly, where the crane and the hawk can nest with me, and my friends, the geese, go by.

The Man: What do you use for food, tree to make you grow and grow?

The Tree: I live on a diet of Nature's best from my roots deep down below; I never go hungry, I rest and rest and wait for the rain and the snow.

The Man: How do you grow so strong, Tree, sturdy and straight and true?

The Tree: I live in the light of the sunshine and yarn for the sky's deep blue; the clean, sweet air is always mine, and the cold winds help me too.

The Man: How do you live so long, Tree, so much longer than man?

The Tree: I've geared my days with the Creator's ways since ever the world began. There is no death when life keeps faith with nature's wonderful plan.

—Vincent Godfrey Burns
Poet Laureate of Maryland, 1965

Rules & Regulations

Rules for Participation:

The event is being organized for students in two categories- Senior and Junior:
(a) The Junior level competitions are meant for students studying in classes VIII to X.
(b) Senior level for students of classes XI to XII.

Each team comprising 5 senior and 5 junior students must be accompanied by one teacher who will act as their team leader.

Names of the participants will not be changed after the registration form is submitted.

A registration form will be considered valid if it is complete in all respects and is duly forwarded by the head of the institution..

Participating institutions are requested to positively mention their telephone numbers, active and frequently used email addresses and their complete postal addresses in the Confirmation Form.

The organizers will provide accommodation to all out-station and international teams (maximum 10 participants and 1 accompanying teacher).

Participation fee for Outstation Teams is Rs.1000 per person. No charges for accompanying Team Leaders. The registration fee is to be paid through a Demand Draft, payable at Lucknow favouring City Montessori School.


Time Lines:

Registration Forms must reach the organizers latest by 10th August 2019.

Confirmation Forms of all participating institutions must be submitted by 5th September 2019.

Outstation participants will be required to send their complete travel details by 15th November, 2019 so that arrangements for their transport to and fro from the airport/railway station can be made.

All local teams must register themselves on 9th December 10.00am at the Registration counter.

All teams must attend the inaugural ceremony to be held on 9th December and the prize distribution ceremony on 12th December, 2019 at the World Unity Convention Centre, City Montessori School, Kanpur Road, Lucknow.



Queries +91-522-2990607, or 9918044438 during working hours.

International participants must contact the convenor/secretary immediately upon their arrival in India.

All outstation teams must attend the press conference and photo session to be held on 9th December 2019, at 1:30 pm and are required to schedule their travel plans accordingly.

We cordially invite all Principals to grace the event.

All valuables eg. Jewellery, cameras, IPods, mobile phones, etc. will be the responsibility of the owner /team leader. The organizers will NOT be accountable for the loss of any of these articles or their likes.

Participating teams should carry their school flags to the inaugural ceremony.

Outstation teams will not be permitted to leave the premises during the competition days

The teams must carry their own articles and requirements for the competitions.

School Uniform and IEO identification badges must be worn for all competitions, except in events where costumes are necessary.

Team leaders must ensure that punctuality and discipline are maintained at all times.

Wake-up announcements will be made at 6:00 am.

Every morning the day will begin with the assembly, which is to be compulsorily attended by all participants and leaders, as it will confirm their daily attendance.

All team leaders must adhere to the time schedule and ensure that their presence is acknowledged 20 minutes prior to the commencement of the event.

Team leaders must ensure that the teams stay back till the end of all performances, as it will encourage others and instil positive feelings of friendship and respect.

A child will not be allowed to participate in two events being held at the same time.

Adherence to the given theme is mandatory and must be followed thoroughly. A diversion is allowed only where the competitions are not theme oriented.



Boarding and lodging will be at our international students’ hostel at CMS, Kanpur Road, Lucknow.

Facilities available to all outstation participants will include:
(a) Round the clock paid public call booths offering local, STD, ISD and e-mail services.
(b) First –Aid at the venue.
(c) Arrangement for washing and ironing of clothes.


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Contact Us

International Environment Olympiad
City Montessori School, Gomti Nagar Campus II
1/7 Vardhan Khand, Phase II,
Gomtinagar, Lucknow - INDIA
Phone: +91 522 2990607 / 08, +91-9918044438

Mrs. Sushama Rajkumar
Secretary IEO
Contact No. 9935498632